Monday, 7 March 2016

Changes for the new year... Unfortunately Global Volunteer Network has moved their New Zealand office to Bangkok so they can no longer hand deliver items of children's clothing.  However, I have  contacted a wonderful New Zealand charity named Little Sprouts who are in desperate need of baby items.  More information about them is on their website:
Some of the items they require are photographed below and I will add some more items throughout the year. Free kits of precut fabric and instructions can be posted out anytime during the year and all ages are welcome to sew these easy and much needed items.
So if you enjoy sewing and would love to make a difference to people in need, drop me a line at

There is a great tutorial and tips for these hooded towel sets.   They include making a hooded towel, burp cloths and flannels.  The tutorial and tips can be found on these links.  I haven't quite completed the hooded towel yet so photo coming sorry.

Burb cloths are so handy and always in demand.  There are a few different styles with toweling and bias binding or just simple cotton fabric.

Little Sprouts is always in need of bibs and dribble bibs and there are a range of sizes and styles just needing sewing up and top stitching.  The press studs are put on once I receive them back.

Monday, 18 January 2016

Merino leggings are perfect for keeping newborn babies warm and comfortable.  These have already had their crotch and leg seams overlocked so only need the bottom leg seams and waistband done and elastic threaded through.  There are stretch sewing.

Change mats are super easy to make.  They just require straight seams to sew up (turn back inside out) and sew up and then two straight lines for the fold lines.  I have used a thin plastic for one side which does move around a wee bit but if it's a problem let me know and I can easily change it to calico cotton.

Using leftover scraps these handy little taggie toys can be made.  They require straight seams to attach the ribbons and sew up so are very easy to do.